Examples Of Significant Events In My Life

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Throughout a person’s life, he or she will experience many, large and small events that can impact the outcome of his or her identity. Among those life events, there would be some significant events that leave a permanent mark in our minds, which mean they are memorable experiences. It is noteworthy that they can be both big and small. Moreover, the term “significant event” is quite subjective. It means that the significant event from my point of view maybe different than my parent’s point of view. In addition, those different significant events in another's perspective may give a new insight about who you are. In this essay, I will compare three significant events that have happened in my life, from both my point of view and from my mother’s…show more content…
This further meant that I had to leave my parents and live with my aunt, who was a complete stranger to me. I remembered when I first moved into the new home, I was terrified and I felt insecure, especially when my mother secretly went back to Venezuela without notifying me. Therefore, I tried to hide my emotions in front of my aunt and my uncle. Although they were kind to me and I gradually opened myself to them, still I always felt that there was a line between me and them. Since then, I have develop a restrained personality. In contrast, the second life event that I think may have impacted my identity considerably occured in a restaurant near my aunt’s house. On that day, I accidently tripped over to a chair leg and cracked my skull while chasing around with other kids. I was sent to the hospital to receive stitches on my head. The operation of stitching my head gave me a nightmare when I was told that there would be a permanent scar on my forehead. Since this early childhood incident, I have become more careful and more calm. Unlike my mother’s point of view, my third event is a relatively small thing. In my aunt’s house, one day in the morning, I was eating noodle soup with my uncle. I finished my noodles and I felt that I want some more noodle soup. Meanwhile, I noticed that there was another bowl left for my aunt. My uncle said that…show more content…
But on the other hand, there are two differences within the two point of views. I agree that the robbery incident is a significant event and it did impact the outcome of who I am today, but in my opinion, the accident in the Chinese restaurant is the main reason that I developed my calm and careful personality because the latter happened before the former. In addition, the robbery incident had simply make me more careful when dealing with strangers. Last but not least, the comparison of the third life event is between a small thing and a big thing relatively. Moving to Canada is the big thing and it is an important event for me but when it compares to the small thing, which is the noodle incident, the small thing seems to be more significant to me than the big thing because it taught me a life lesson. I feel that an inspiring motto for my life, is more significant than overcoming the fear of
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